Category: Features

M.O.V.I.E on ZX Spectrum – You didn’t buy it?!

Saying a certain game is beyond its time might be a cliche or trite statement, but when it is true people should take note. M.O.V.I.E is just such a game.

Seaman - Sega Dreamcast

Seaman on Sega Dreamcast – WTF Wednesday

Seaman is perhaps one of the most innovative, if indeed bizarre, games to ever land on any console.

Blade for the PSX – Metacritic, you got it wrong!

Expecting deep gameplay may lead to inevitable disappointment, but fans of the movies and of old school-style beat ‘em ups will find plenty to like here.

Kid Dracula (Gameboy) – You didn’t buy it?!

We take a look at the Castlevania spin-off that could well warrant a place in your collection.

Kwirk (Nintendo Game Boy) – WTF Wednesday

Now, there IS a plot with Kwirk. It’s so ridiculous and unrelated to the game that I’m not going to discuss Kwirk and his girlfriend going out on a bender...

Rumble Pak – Sexy Accessory Sunday

It’s funny how force feedback is such a given today, and yet most gamers don’t realise the innovation truly took off with Nintendo’s Rumble Pak. True,...

The Boxing Day Bloodshed

So, Christmas is finally over, we’ve enjoyed the turkey and stuffing, tried out all the great gifts we’ve received, and are now counting the days down until...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 22ND – TWO LITTLE DUCKS!?

Ducks have always felt a bit like the odd one out. Never the lead role when there’s other animals around, rarely the first choice of a family roast dinner, and...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 20TH – HEY IT’S TIP-TUP!!! URGH!!!

Now this is a game that gets forgetten about so often, whilst everyone raves on and on about the Mario Kart series. Anyone who tells you that Mario Kart 64 was the best...

The Top 10 Essential Games for the Sony PlayStation (PS1)

The Playstation’s (PS1) release shook the gaming establish unlike any console that had previously come on the scene, and it produced a stable of games that are still...

What Were They Thinking? Grey’s Anatomy: The Video Game

The Walking Dead games from TellTale Games may have you thinking that adapting popular television dramas for video game format is not that unique an idea at all.  ...

Check out these Christmas Video game ads from years gone by

A collection of video games ads from Christmas catalogues – 1972 to 1996.   Just the other day we looked at how drastically different video game advertising...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 19TH – BACK IN THE GOOD OL’ 19TH CENTURY…

These days, we don’t get too many historic games. We often seem so concerned with what’s to happen in the future that we forget to remember what happened in...

Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage – A Classic Gutted by the Critics, Beloved by Fans

The Nintendo 64 was great for kart racing games and 3D platformers, but if you were a role playing aficionado, particularly anything resembling a Japanese role playing...

The Best Video Games Released in 1990

The early 90’s was a genuinely game-changing era for video games, with more powerful consoles delivering better graphics and allowing developers more gameplay...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 17TH – TEAM 17

It’s amazing to think there’s still a development team out there that’s not one of the main big players, and it’s managed to survive for nearly...

HEY!!! TAXI!!! – Taking a ride in our favourite mode of local transport!

I just had a lot of food shopping to do, and as I don’t drive, I had to rely on a good ol’ taxi service. They rarely let me down. The night was cold, very...

THE FUNSTOCK ADVENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 15TH – DELAY? WHAT DELAY?

Yes… I missed the last few days of the Funstock Advent Calendar. I had man-flu and was constantly sat wrapped up in a blanket through shivering so much. So I...